"No matter what you touch and you wish to know about, you end up in a sea of mystery. You see there’s no beginning or end, you can go back as far as you want, forward as far as you want, but you never got to it, it’s like the essence, it’s that right, it remains. This is the greatest damn thing about the universe. That we can know so much, recognize so much, dissect, do everything, and we can’t grasp it. And it’s meant to be that way, do y’know. And there’s where our reverence should come in. Before everything, the littlest thing as well as the greatest. The tiniest, the horseshit, as well as the angels, do y’know what I mean. It’s all mystery. All impenetrable, as it were, right?" -- Henry Miller
Beautiful open spirits captured in these faces. Faces of clowns, for sure.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Some incredible images of pagan costumes from around the world - inspiration for clown, commedia, bouffon....
GORILLAS HAVING SOME STUPID FUN AT THE ZOO. LOOKS AWESOME. I WANT SOME TOO.
Clowns Without Borders South Africa (CWBSA) is looking for a volunteer/intern to help us implement administrative and artistic programmes in Durban or Cape Town, South Africa.
This position will be a wonderful opportunity to learn about arts development and humanitatrian intervention in Southern Africa while helping our organisation grow and reach more children and guardians affected by crisis.
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic person to work with our team both in the office and the field for 3-6 months.
Duties may include assisting with the following:
• Arts Administration • Social Media Marketing and Fundraising • Project Logistics/Stage Management • Project Monitoring and Evaluation in the field • Research on our parenting programme in Cape Town
This position is unpaid. Prospective intern/volunteer will be expected to raise funds to cover his/her transportation and living costs.
The position can be based in either Durban or Cape Town, South Africa.
Starting date can be as early as May 2013.
Please email statement of purpose, CV, 3 references, and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clowns Without Borders South Africa (www.cwbsa.org) is an artist led humanitarian organisation dedicated to using arts interventions to provide psychosocial support to children and guardians affected by crisis around the world. Since 2004, we have worked with over 270,000 children and guardians bringing laughter and humour to where it is needed most.
Our motto is “children being children again.”
For further information, please contact email@example.com or visit our website at www.cwbsa.org.
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die. -- MEL BROOKS
Nice one from Brainpickings. On Doubt and Uncertainty as a Necessary Means to Creativity and Invention
How Intuition and Invention Fuel Scientific Discovery and Creativity: A 1957 Guide